Kauai offers shopping throughout the island, from small shops in small towns to retail malls. Stores offer many made-in-Hawaii items to take home including aloha wear, Hawaiian jewellery and art. For “Kauai Made” products, seek out the Kauai Made logo, sponsored by the County. The seal designates products made on-island by Kauai-based businesses or by individuals using Kauai materials.
On the North Shore, you’ll find unique gifts in small town Hanalei as well as the Princeville resort area. On the Coconut Coast, Kapaa Town and the Kinipopo Shopping Village offer a variety of fun shops and eateries. Aloha shirts, vintage maps, fine art and jewellery are all available in the area. The Coconut Marketplace is home to more than 70 shops in which you'll find precious Hawaiian mementos, fine artwork, antiques, jewellery, fashion and much more.
Lihue and the Kalapaki area offer country stores, unique shops and farmers' markets (on Kauai, they're called Sunshine Markets). The South Shore has the Poipu Shopping Village with a selection of shops, services and restaurants as well as Kauai’s newest shopping and dining experience, Kukuiula Village. Numerous surf shops also offer surfwear, swimwear and watersports equipment. Nearby, Old Koloa Town is another stop worth making offering made in Kauai crafts, coveted Niihau shell lei, and a few snack spots where you can take a break, including Kauai’s own, Lappert’s Ice Cream.
On the West Side, Eleele Shopping Center is a great place to meet the locals and shop at a handful of stores. Hanapepe is known for its artists and galleries and you'll love browsing the handmade ceramics, fine furniture, artwork and other Kauai specialty products. Hanapepe Taro Ko Chips make great gifts to take home. Port Allen, where “Red Dirt Shirts” originated, is also a fun stop for souvenirs. Stop in Waimea Town for some shave ice or some unique island treats.